Miss Buncle's Book | Lifeline Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Miss Buncle's Book Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Recommended Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 1 2015

Lifeline's latest is adapted from D.E. Stevenson's novel, set in World War II England, about a woman who under a male pen name writes a tell-all novel about the people in her small town, exposing much hypocrisy and pathos. It’s fun to watch the various characters fume over their exposure (and fun to imagine a world where people become so excited by books). There's a larger story here, about the transformative power of art and the wisdom of the outsider, but much of the entertainment owes to Dorothy Milne’s staging and to Jenifer Tyler as Miss Buncle, whose transformation from mousy spinster to bold author is the real triumph, no matter the happily-ever-after ending. —Suzanne Scanlon

Price: $40, $30 seniors, $20 students

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